PARIS – December 2nd, 2021.
The France-based indie games publisher Dotemu and indie games developer Triskell Interactive today announced with great joy and thrill that they have just released some new info and a brand-new “Music Dev Diary” video for their upcoming city-builder “Pharaoh: A New Era” (which is a full-blown remake of one of the most beloved city builders of all time, “Pharaoh”).
“Pharaoh: A New Era” is recreating the game’s classic soundtrack with new rearrangements using traditional instruments authentic to the game’s ancient Egyptian setting. Pharaoh: A New Era is planned for release on PC in 2022.
Musician Louis Godart, composer of Pharaoh: A New Era’s soundtrack, joins Triskell Interactive Co-Founder Théophile Noiré in a new video to explain their commitment to faithfully recreating the musical pieces fans have adored for decades while enhancing their authenticity with traditional oriental instruments. Hear a stirring example of Pharaoh: A New Era’s soundtrack and see some of the historical instruments used to create it by watching the video in full here!
Godart emphasizes the team’s efforts to respect Egyptian culture throughout the recording process, describing what it was like working with consultants deeply familiar with the region’s culture. Godart also details connecting with Keith Zizza, the composer behind the original Pharaoh’s 1999 release, to help ensure Pharaoh: A New Era embodies the spirit of the original soundtrack.
Pharaoh: A New Era fully recreates the classic city builder with all-new code, 4K 2D graphics, and improved mechanics and UI. The game’s Campaign challenges players to develop cities throughout six different periods of ancient Egypt, building up trade centers, grand cities, and more. Pharaoh: A New Era includes the 2000 expansion, Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile, bundling more than 100 hours of gameplay, 53 missions, a full map and mission editor, and a Free Build mode into the ultimate celebration of the original genre-defining classic.
Rulers can manage the latest updates on Pharaoh: A New Era by following Dotemu on Twitter @dotemu and Triskell at @Triskell_Int, and by joining the game’s official Discord.
Dotemu is a French video game company specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games. Our mission is simple: give every gamer access to yesteryear’s classic video games on today’s platforms, including PC, mobile, console and more.
Working alongside the world’s most cherished and recognized publishers, the Dotemu team has published a number of global top-sellers across both PC and console including Streets of Rage 4, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, with additional development and publishing work on Windjammers 1 and 2, several games in the Ys series, and more. Dotemu is currently working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge with Tribute Games and Metal Slug Tactics with Leikir Studio.
Founded in 2007, Dotemu leverages its considerable technological know-how to maintain the original spirit of classic games while giving them a second life as rediscovered gems for a new generation of gamers.
About Triskell Interactive
Triskell Interactive is a French video game studio founded in 2014 because of its creators’ desire to professionalize their previous years as hobbyist developers. Triskell has since self-published two games, Lethis – Path of Progress and Lethis – Daring Discoverers, both recognized for their gorgeous 2D graphics, their strong visual style becoming the signature of the studio.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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